The Benton Finance committee is set to meet today at 6 p.m. in the Mayor's Conference room at the Benton Municipal Complex.
Benton Police Chief Kirk Lane will be present to discuss two items. The first item on the agenda is the Department of Justice overtime reimbursement funding. Additionally, the committee will discuss the school resource officer and the memorandum of understanding.
All committee and council meetings are open to the public.
Republican candidate for Saline County sheriff Simon Haynes was defeated by opposing GOP candidate Rodney Wright on Tuesday during a runoff election. Despite losing, Haynes said he was happy with his campaign.
"Thanks to my family and my supports for a great run," he said. "I am very proud of the professional and positive campaign that we ran."
Haynes hopes to continue to help the county grow.
The Bauxite School Board has announced that they have hired a new superintendent, Matt Donaghy.
Donaghy was chosen from six people who applied for the position, said Kimberly Arnold, public information director for the Bauxite School District.
Donaghy has served as superintendent in Hazen for seven years and has 18 years of educational experience, Arnold said.
His contract will begin July 1, 2014.
A more in-depth story about Donaghy will be available once more details are released.